The Men of Brewster Place

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Wheeler Pub., 1999 - Fiction - 191 pages
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Fifteen years ago, Gloria Naylor burst onto the American literary scene with The Women of Brewster Place. Now she has focused her attention on the other side of the story - the men of Brewster Place. Like the women, they are committed to one another and to their community. Ben, who died in the first Brewster Place novel, is resurrected to narrate the tales of seven men and the women who love them. The complexity of their personal issues and how they are resolved leaves the reader with renewed hope and optimism.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

The inevitable sequel to Naylor's unaccountably successful The Women of Brewster Place (1982) is comprised, like its predecessor, of a collection of linked portraits of the inhabitants of the urban ... Read full review

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User Review  - bamalibrarylady - LibraryThing

I wasn't really expecting anything from this book.I didn't think it would leave a imprint in my memory or it would make me think of the problems that black men endure in their lives.In both of these ... Read full review

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Gloria Naylor was born in Manhattan, New York on January 25, 1950. She received a bachelor's degree in English from Brooklyn College and a master's degree in African American studies from Yale University. She taught at several universities including George Washington University, the University of Pennsylvania, New York University, Princeton University, and Boston University. Her first novel, The Women of Brewster Place, won the American Book Award and the National Book Award for first novel in 1983. It was adapted into a two-part television movie in 1989. Her other novels include Linden Hills, Mama Day, Bailey's Café, and The Men of Brewster Place. She died of heart failure on September 28, 2016 at the age of 66.

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